“I remember, but…” Madam Zhang wanted to say that back then it was the daughter of a county magistrate, but halfway through she stopped her words.
Jiang Hong knew his wife well, so he understood what she was thinking. He smiled and said, “Back then we had seen Young Miss Hua from a distance a few times. What do you think of our young miss now compared to that Young Miss Hua back then? You should also be able to see the difference between them, right?”
Su Tang always wore very simple clothes, but a person in their mourning period could only wear simple clothes according to the rules. Unless you were the emperor or a prince, there were no exceptions. Even the richest and noblest person could only wear simple clothing with no jewelry and no fine fabrics.
In the end, clothing couldn’t tell you much, but a person’s aura could definitely be quite telling. And, after observing her these past few days, Jiang Hong felt that Su Tang had a much stronger and more noble aura when compared to that daughter from the county magistrate’s family.
In fact, this was reasonable. Su Tang had been learning from Song Yi, who was from a prestigious family and had been teaching her in the same manner he would teach any proper noble gentleman. On top of that, Su Tang had already lived for two lives. It was very reasonable that she was completely incomparable to ordinary people, and that even the scion of an ordinary large family probably didn’t have the same degree of presence and bearing that Su Tang did.
“So you’ve decided?” Madam Zhang was nearly convinced that her husband was right, but she still couldn’t help but ask.
“Yes, I have. I think that if we follow the young miss, we may really have a chance to get revenge in the future. Back when we talked to the young miss about Second Young Master Luo, it was obvious that she recognized the name of the Luo family, but she didn’t seem to care much about it and was still willing to buy us. Since she dared to buy people who had offended the Luo family, that proves that she isn’t afraid of their influence or retaliation.”
Jiang Hong had been putting his all into working attentively and meticulously while following Su Tang these past few days, but he had also been secretly making his own judgments and considering these matters.
Madam Zhang was finally persuaded, but she still said, “I just can’t let go of our little Nian’er.”
Jiang Hong took at his little daughter who was sitting at the side and eating like a kitten. He reached over and rubbed her head and said, “Nian’er is my daughter too, how could I not also feel sorry for her?”
“But now that we’ve all sold ourselves, it would actually better for her to serve beside the young miss instead of following us in our work.”
“If she follows the young miss, she may be able to learn some things. After all, the young miss is knowledgable and well-bred, so if Nian’er can serve her well she may be able to change her destiny.”
“We are useless as parents. Are we supposed to let her follow us and be like us, expelled from our family clan? No, we need to plan a good future for her.”
Ever since they had been expelled from the family clan Jiang Hong had always been trying his best to think of a way for his daughter. Although he knew that his daughter would have to taste some bitterness and his heart ached for her, he still felt this was the best way. Now that they had all sold themselves as slaves, Jiang Hong didn’t wallow and waste his time missing the good days in the past, instead, he only thought about how to move forward.
And, among all servants, who didn’t know that the best position was serving directly at the master’s side? Moreover, until now this was all just his own idea, and he had no idea if the young miss would even let his daughter follow her in the first place.
“Then I’ll listen to you. It’s just that whenever I think of Nian’er’s body, I don’t know if she’ll even be able to do it.” Her daughter was still such a small child, so Madam Zhang was reluctant. When she thought that even if everything went according to her husband’s thoughts her little daughter could only end up waiting on and serving someone else, her heart ached.
“If the young miss really agrees, you needn’t worry so much. A personal servant girl doesn’t do very heavy labor in the first place. Moreover, it’s not like our daughter was ever a princess at home.” Jiang Hong didn’t think much of this issue. Even when he and his wife had been at their peak their daughter hadn’t had people waiting on her hand and foot or anything. Rather, she still had to do a lot of small chores and help out around the house back then.
Meanwhile, for a personal servant girl that followed beside the young miss, there was basically no heavy labor at all. At most it was just pouring tea and greeting people, it wasn’t anything hard.
When Madam Zhang heard her husband’s admonishment, she calmed down and realized that she really had been overthinking things a bit, “Yes, you’re still right.”
This was just a natural reaction for any parent though. The more they worked hard to raise their daughter up, the more they couldn’t bear to see her suffering at all. But at the same time, they knew that if they didn’t let their daughter grow up, she would only suffer losses in the future.
Thus, the couple quietly discussed their future plans over their meal. Of course, they knew that for now this was only an idea in their own minds. Whether or not it could succeed would all depend on Su Tang’s thoughts.
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